Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you will already know the pros of healthy eating, and the cons of eating crap, right?
Eating crap makes us feel like crap. It’s pretty simple. We live in a world where if you have the technology available to you to read this post, then chances are you also have access to fresh drinking water, and whole foods.
So we know we shouldn’t eat so much crap, we have access to healthy food, yet so many of us are still doing it!
Our bodies crave certain nutrients so that they can do what they need to do to keep us alive, healthy and moving. If we eat less healthy foods and more unhealthy foods like fried foods, pies, bakery items, sweet treats, lollies, and processed foods, what happens is, your body begins to starve. Crazy? No, what I mean is, yes it’s getting enough fats, and carbohydrates to function, and even storing some for later use…weight gain! But it’s missing out on essential vitamins, minerals, fibre and the all important protein, so it sends out emergency signals to the brain.
Feed me, i’m starving screams the body! When your body gets into this state it craves foods that are easily broken down and can be used as fuel. Simple sugars! Trans-fats! Fried foods and sugary foods.
So the more you eat of these unhealthy foods, the more you crave them. It’s a vicious cycle that I have found, can only be broken by doing this:
Simply giving up these bad foods doesn’t work. You have tried it, I have tried it and failed, failed failed. That time I went on the 3 day juice cleanse and lasted 12 hours before I gave in and ate half a block of energy chocolate – that was a fail! I put my body into shock, it was deprived, and so it sent out signals, cravings!! I gave in! We have all started something like ‘Junk Free June, or ‘Sugar Free September’ (I don’t even know if those are things, but you get what I mean) to fail by day two, because our bodies just feel awful.
What really works (and feels so much better) is this –
Simply start adding in more good foods, foods that fuel your body, and give it all the nutrients it needs to be healthy and strong.
These foods actually stop cravings, because they balance out our bodies and nourish us from within. Don’t start saying ‘No’ to foods, because this causes you to crave them! Focus on bringing in more fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, lean meats and fish into your diet. These foods are the answer., plus you will feel so much better focusing on everything you CAN have, that you wont notice you are not having so much crap food. The more good food you eat, the less crap food you eat, and the less you will crave it.
Let me know if this was helpful, or what you need help with in your diet?
Love, light and health,